Amerco: The Making Of A Blockbuster

Sep. 21, 2022 7:00 AM ETU-Haul Holding Company (UHAL)PSA, EXR, CUBE, NSA27 Comments

Summary

  • Although the ticker symbol says UHAL, don’t be confused, because the company is known by another name: AMERCO.
  • UHAL has been a household name for over 75 years, and like many other successful ventures, the concept for U-Haul was generated out of need.
  • AMERCO is the laggard, down ~25% year-to-date, and Galbraith “thinks shares are worth 50% more than their current price”.
  • This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, iREIT on Alpha. Learn More »

U-Haul moving van garage and parking lot in Santa Maria, California. U-Haul company offers moving and storage solutions.

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As some of my readers know, I was previously a real estate developer in which I built stores for many different businesses such as Walmart, PetSmart, Advance Auto, and Blockbuster Video.

One of Blockbuster's largest franchisees was located in my

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